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Governor Walker approves WIS 96 improvements in Brown County

March 25, 2014

Work starting Wednesday, March 26

As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $4.5 million to improve two miles of WIS 96, one mile from Old 57 Road to Breckenridge Falls Boulevard in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf) and the other mile (High Street) from Turner Street to Shanty Road in the village of Wrightstown. The town of Wrightstown work begins Wednesday, March 26 while the work in the village is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, April 7.

Vinton Construction Company, Manitowoc, WI is the contractor.

Work for both projects will include new storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement, landscaping, and lighting. Repair work will also be done on the inlets on the inside of the roundabout in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf).

Traffic impacts are as follows:

For the town of Wrightstown:

  • WIS 32/57 will be closed to traffic with a detour during the roundabout inlet repair work starting on March 26 and continuing until March 31. The detour will be County Z/County PP/WIS 32-57 for northbound WIS 32/57 and reverse for southbound traffic.
  • Beginning April 1, WIS 96 will be closed with a detour from WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Boulevard. The detour will be WIS 32-57/County Z/County PP/WIS 96 for eastbound WIS 96 and reverse for westbound traffic.

For the village of Wrightstown:

  • For the western portion of the project, Turner Street to County D (Plum Road), construction will be staged to maintain two lanes of WIS 96 traffic at all times.
  • For the eastern portion from County D (Plum Road) to Shanty Road that will begin in June, WIS 96 will be closed to through traffic. The detour for this section of WIS 96 will be County D to County Z to WIS 32/57 back to WIS 96.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through this or any work zone.

For more information, contact:
Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications
(920) 492-5743,



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